The Reflex camera is almost here, it will be funded via Kickstarter
We told you all about Reflex, the project to develop and produce the first all manual film SLR in almost two decades, a little over a month ago. Since that time information about the project has been thin, but a new report is now pegging a Kickstarter launch in the very near future.
According to a report on Photo Rumors, referencing an announcement from the Reflex team, the Reflex I will be launching its Kickstarter campaign on November 7th. This will be the first brand new all manual film SLR in almost 25 years, but it appears to just be the beginning, as Reflex says this is just the first of three products. Yes, three! Maybe that means we’re going to get a Canon FD mount camera or an Olympus OM camera? Heck, even a Leica R camera would be fantastic.
There was no pricing information in the official release, but according to the Photo Rumors report the new Reflex I will be available on Kickstarter for $399. This price will no doubt scare away some individuals just looking for a high-quality novelty camera, but for those who are actually looking for a quality manual film SLR, the price is not a bad one. This camera is going to have an M42 mount, which means a whole load of lenses are immediately available for it.
We don’t know at this point what the Kickstarter campaign goals will be, nor the various incentives, but you all know how much we love film here at The Phoblographer, so we are excited to see what options will be made available to us to support this project.
Once the Kickstarter is live we will update you with the details, goal, and capabilities that are being reported by the developers.